Harvey leads the Honiton runners to the finishing line at the 2013 Kilmington Kanter

PUBLISHED: 16:18 02 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:18 02 April 2013

Action from the Kilmington Kanter event

Action from the Kilmington Kanter event


Honiton Running Club was extremely well represented at Good Friday’s Kilmington Kanter with 14 adults taking part in the main race and four juniors tackling the fun run, writes Judy Davey.

This multi-terrain race is just under seven miles and takes in Shute and Umborne as well as Kilmington.

Conditions leant themselves to a beautiful spring day, but the biting wind made it bitterly cold!

Richard Harvey was first back for Honiton in 17th place in 52 minutes 58 seconds. Steve Davey followed, coming 20th in 53:51. Richard Harris and Suzanne Spiller battled to the line with Harris coming 25th in 54:57 and Spiller just one place and two seconds behind.

Suzanne had her victory, however, as she was first lady overall winning a wonderful hamper of fruit for her efforts. Howard Bidmead has been suffering injury following the Grizzly, but he had a good race finishing 32nd in 56:20. Mark Dallyn was next back, finishing 34th in 56:40.

Simon Spiller led the next batch of Honiton runners home, finishing 36th in 57:40 with Roger Saunders following nine seconds later having just outsprinted Judy Davey by seven seconds on the final stretch.

Steve Briggs followed in 43rd place with a time of 58:46 before the next trio of Honiton runners finished one after the other led by Lesley Crocker who came 47th in 60:38 followed by Mark Andow in 60:43 and John Burgess finishing just one second later.

Crocker was both delighted and very surprised to find out she was the winner of her category winning a bag of healthy goodies!

Lin Pike completed Honiton’s adult line up finishing 58th in 67:34.

There were 67 runners and the race was won by Axe Valley Runner Matthew Clist in 42:30. Runners were treated to a very welcome cup of tea and hot cross bun at the finishing line.

The four junior runners did spectacularly well in the fun run with Henry Riddle winning the race in 17:31. Rowan Westall was second in 18:27 and Florence Swan won her category finishing fifth overall in 19:59.

Megan Burton was wearing her brand new Honiton racing vest and finished second in her category in 26:04 in 17th place. There were 25 runners.

Thanks must go to the race organiser Malcolm Macdonald with Kilmington Primary School as well as the sponsors for the great prizes.

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